[SOLO] Australia, New Zealand and Some Islands of the South Seas - mas

Upcoming books being recorded by a solo reader
Post Reply
BettyB
Posts: 2153
Joined: July 7th, 2015, 10:12 pm

Post by BettyB » February 7th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Australia, New Zealand and Some Islands of the South Seas by Frank G. Carpenter (1855 - 1924).
Travel stories of the land "Down Under" from 100 years ago. Native life and scenery and commerce of islands such as Tonga and Fiji as well as the bustling city of Sydney. ( BettyB)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.$b58503&view=
    .
  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
    .
    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!
    .

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin =
    =
  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Australia, New Zealand and Some Other Islands of the South Seas. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Australia, New Zealand and Some Other Islands of the South Seas, by Frank G. Carpenter. [Chapter]"

    .
    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Australia, New Zealand and Some Other Islands of the South Seas by Frank G. Carpenter. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    .
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      .
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Australia, New Zealand and Some Other Islands of the South Seas, by Frank G. Carpenter. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
    .
  4. Example filename australia_##_carpenter_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) .
  5. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
    .
    Any questions?
    Please post below
Last edited by BettyB on February 7th, 2020, 4:59 pm, edited 6 times in total.

BettyB
Posts: 2153
Joined: July 7th, 2015, 10:12 pm

Post by BettyB » February 7th, 2020, 4:42 pm

The MC and DPL for this new venture will be MaryAnn Spiegel!

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15538
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2020, 9:58 pm

Betty,

Checking in. I'm away from home at a mini retreat, but will be able to set up your MW tomorrow when I'm home.

Looking forward to this one!

MaryAnn

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15538
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 8th, 2020, 9:11 pm

Betty,

Your MW is ready. Wow, that is quite a title! And I've made it even longer by staying with the approach we took on Alaska. So now it's Carpenter's World Travels: Australia, New Zealand and Some Islands of the South Seas.

For the file names, we can just use australia, and you can drop the Carpenter's World Travels in the intros. I did that so that folks would know in the catalog that they are part of a series.

And to emphasize the series nature of these books for the catalog, I've added Carpenter's World Travels to the titles for Scandanavia and the Holy Land.

And we are off! Looking forward to learning more about this part of the world - lot of countries in this area that I don't know much about as far as history or geography.

MaryAnn

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15538
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 20th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Betty,
You are PL OK through 3.
I love it when he relates things to the US - like the size of Australia, or the length of the Great Barrier Reef.
MaryAnn

MaryAnnSpiegel
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15538
Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 4:37 pm
Location: Chicago, IL

Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 27th, 2020, 12:44 pm

Betty,
You're good through 10. That's a lot of sheep and rabbits!
MaryAnn

Post Reply